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Annual District Parade 2011

IMG_5243The Annual District Parade was held on Sunday 5th June 2011. Nearly eight hundred members took part watched by some 2,000 residents, family and friends lining the streets and following the parade.
The Parade formed in two sections. The first led by our own Leapmoor Scout Pipe Band followed by the 42nd, 47th, 57th, 59th, 70th, 73rd and 80th Groups.The second section was led by St. Columba’s School Kilmacolm Pipe Band followed by the  85th, 97th, 10th, 32nd, 33rd, 5th and 6th and 45th Groups

Almost eight hundred members assembled in the grounds of Greenock Academy and marched along Finnart St turning into Nelson St and Greenock Wesrburn Church of Scotland for the Service.

IMG_5228The Service began with the Very Rev. Bill. Hewitt giving a welcome to the packed church after which the Service was conducted by Scout representative both old and young. Particular emphasis was put on young people taking part in the conduct of the service. All Sections stood to renew their Promise led by the ADC Beavers and Cubs with the Scouts being led by Douglas McIntyre of the 5th Scouts – the only person to gain his Queen Scout award this year.
As the Service drew to a conclusion, Service Award presentations were made by Scout Ambassador Councillor Rebecchi and the Very Rev Bill Hewitt. District Commissioner David McCallum announced that Shirley Cairney had been appointed as a second Depute District Commissioner working alongside Peter Bennett
IMG_5260The Retiring Offering of £345 is to be given to Glenburn School where a new Scout Group will be established in the near future.
After the Service, the Parade reformed in Ardgowan St and marched along Union and Newark Streets returning to Greenock Academy.
On route, the March Past Salute was taken by District Chairman Ronnie McEwan, District Commissioner David McCallum, Deputy District Commissioners Peter Bennett and Shirley Cairney and Queen Scout Douglas McIntyre.

Due to camera error, the usual range of photographs is not available. It would be appreciated if anyone with a selection of photos and willing to make them available could contact Jim Bell  at 01475 799381 or

In the meantime, click on the image below to view a small selection


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